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Sun, 21 Oct 2018, 00:55 AM

Nostalgia Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Nostalgia Funny Car at the NHRA Motorsports Museum, 27th annual California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  707 Matt Bynum                           6460 Tim Nemeth                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.294  5.748 251.67                    -0.178  6.418 211.39
 Qualified:             #3  5.691 257.48                       #14  5.853 244.12
NOTE: Actual lanes not known. Winner listed first.
Nemeth goes red to give Bynum the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7787 Geoff Monise                          700 Steven Densham               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.143 13.290  57.06                    -0.125 10.447  79.77
 Qualified:            #16  5.886 236.80                        #1  5.679 252.90
Densham goes red to give Monise the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  736 Dan Horan                            7111 Bill Windham                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.225  6.177 246.26                     0.164  6.471 221.23
 Qualified:             #2  5.689 258.71                       #15  5.885 245.18
Windham with the starting line advantage, but Horan chases him down for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  170 Jeff Arend                            713 Cory Lee                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.150  5.682 253.80                     0.147  6.156 189.82
 Qualified:             #4  5.714 252.90                       #13  5.825 250.74
Lee with a few ticks on the starting line, but Arend gets the win. Arend running his quickest pass of the weekend.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  791 Brad Thompson                         496 John Hale                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.096  5.742 232.87                     0.194  5.969 220.37
 Qualified:            #12  5.799 218.80                        #5  5.732 253.04
Thompson with the starting line advantage and the win. He will give up lane choice to Arend in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  776 Bobby Cottrell                          1 Ryan Hodgson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.088  5.767 245.45                     0.099  5.809 257.83
 Qualified:             #7  5.738 246.93                       #10  5.787 245.00
Cottrell with the slight starting line advantage and the win. Cottrell will have lane choice over Horan in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  758 Rian Konno                           7001 Matt Melendez                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.143  5.838 245.81                     0.123  5.862 234.57
 Qualified:             #8  5.750 251.67                        #9  5.760 232.99
Melendez with the starting line advantage, but Konno chases him down in the lights for the win in a close one. Rian Konno's MOV: 0.0040 seconds (approximately 17 inches). Konno will have lane choice over Monise in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Jason Rupert                         7098 Tony Jurado                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.113  5.638 232.79                     0.121  5.826 246.57
 Qualified:             #6  5.733 251.77                       #11  5.794 244.52
Rupert with the starting line advantage and runs low E.T. of the event for the win. He will have lane choice over Bynum in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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